After an exclusive investigation by Presspectiva, CAMERA's Hebrew site, Channel 13 retracts a story which falsely attributed hateful, anti-secular views to Rabbi Asaf Naumberg of a pre-military academy associated with Education Minister Rafi Peretz. Reverberations continue to rock the Israeli media.
Tens of thousands of pro-Israel marchers came out for Manhattan's Celebrate Israel Parade, but Haaretz's headline and prominent photograph featured a miniscule minority of anti-Israel demonstrators. Fifteen years ago, The New York Times published an Editor's Note after similarly giving disproportionate visibility to the small anti-Israel group.
Haaretz's Mordechai Kremnitzer cites the manslaughter indictment of a Jewish teen accused of throwing a rock which killed Aisha Mohammed Rabi to compare Israel to Weimar Germany, a smear that he bases on the false suggestion that Palestinians suspected of the same crime against Jews are invariably charged with murder.
Haaretz publishes two Op-Eds demonizing Israel, maintaining that Hamas is a legitimate guerilla organization while Israeli soldiers are terrorists, and arguing that "price tag" vandals are no less than "the Jewish KKK," similar to the American KKK "at its height."
Months after numerous Israeli journalists determined a Channel 11 report claiming Prime Minister Netanyahu demanded that the National Library build an underground bunker to house his father's work was baseless, Haaretz's Uri Misgav repeats the story. Instead of correcting, editors add the library's denial.
After correcting false July 21 headlines in English and Hebrew which stated as fact that an Israeli settler shot dead a Palestinian, Haaretz's English edition continues to misreport the undetermined circumstances surrounding the death of Mohammed Sharaf.
Haaretz reported that Israeli forces killed Basil al-Araj, "among the younger generation of Palestinian intellectual and leaders of the boycott movement." Haaretz didn't say that he was also identified as the head of a terror cell planning attacks.
Haaretz's Sayed Kashua lashes out at what he calls Israelis' "same lies," but it's he who dissembles. For instance, writing about "Jewish lordship," he implies Israeli Jews murdered two Arab women killed last week, reportedly by their relatives.
An Israeli court sentenced Palestinian MP Khalida Jarrar to 15 months in prison. Opinions are divided on the definition of her actions. Following is the definition of Haaretz's editorial board vs that of Israel's military justice system.
Arguing that the Israeli occupation is more brutal than the Syrian or Libyan regimes, Ha’aretz’s Gideon Levy calls on Israeli Arabs and West Bank Palestinians to violently revolt.